Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill) said it is “insane” that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) would consider herself a victim of the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan. 6.
Greene’s attorney filed a post hearing brief on Friday calling the lawmaker one of the victims of the attack following a hearing last month to determine whether she can appear on the Georgia primary ballot for reelection. A group of her constituents is suing to bar her from appearing on the ballot later this month because of her involvement in the Jan. 6 riot, according to the Hill.
“For Marjorie Taylor Greene … to say she’s a victim, it’s amazing how, you know, folks like her attack everybody for being a victim. I mean, she assaulted, I think, a survivor’s family from a school shooting at some point in D.C. She stood outside a congresswoman’s office and yelled at her through a mail slot and said she was too scared to come out and confront her,” Kinzinger said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“And then when Marjorie Taylor Greene is confronted, she’s all of a sudden a victim and a poor, helpless congresswoman that’s just trying to do her job. It’s insane. We want the information. Look, history is not going to judge her or people like her that are buying the ‘big lie’ well. I firmly believe that,” he added.
Greene was one of the most vocal supporters of the big lie before and after Jan. 6. CNN reported that she texted then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows before President Joe Biden’s inauguration to ask about Trump implementing martial law to remain in power.
Kinzinger said on Sunday that he would “love to ask” Greene some questions about that day.